New Delhi: Members of Congress Youth Front (Mani) in Kerala on Monday beat stray dogs to death, tied their bodies to a pole and paraded them in Kottayam town protesting against the menace of stray dogs in the state.

The act of cruelty towards animals took place two days after Union minister Maneka Gandhi’s criticism of culling of dogs in the state to save strays.

The protestors took the animal carcasses to a post office and demanded to parcel them to her.

Kottayam West police registered a case against the protesters for cruelty against animals.

Recently, there were reports of recurrent attacks by dogs in Kerala. Residents alleged that growing numbers of strays have turned into a serious threat to the population.

Last month, a 65-year-old woman was mauled to death by stray dogs in Thiruvananthapuram. She suffered dog bites all over her body and succumbed to injuries.

According to the state Health department, over 51,000 were bitten and 4 had died of bites until August 2016.